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Vladislav Zhitny, who came to Las Vegas from Ukraine in 2006, ends undergrad studies ready to become a member of UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class.
UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
A dry wash cuts through rolling hills dotted by desert plants at Lindsay Chiquoine’s research site near Lake Mead, but the only scenery that seems to interest her is right at her feet.
Itchy, watery eyes, congestion and don't forget the sneezing. Have you seen the yellow dust collecting on your car? The culprit is pollen and it has been floating in the air much earlier than expected this year. Plants pollinated by insects are not the biggest offenders, the highest pollen producers are male trees that spread pollen by the wind. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Professor M.L. Robinson said this pollen came early this year due to the mild winter and early spring.
If the sneezing, wheezing and nose-running weren’t enough evidence, the monitor on the roof of the Juanita Greer White Life Sciences building at UNLV confirms the worst.
In recent years, conservation and environmental awareness have become sexy topics on college campuses, but two University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students have gone beyond words, bumper stickers and fancy slogans.
In dry, disturbed soil throughout the West, a weedy invader from Eurasia has gained a tenacious foothold. Kochia scoparia, also called poor man’s alfalfa, has slender, gray-green leaves that turn an ornamental orange in autumn. Despite control efforts, this weed springs back relentlessly thanks to its bountiful seed bank.
Senior Vice Provost
A top UNLV administrator and life sciences researcher.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
Acting Dean, College of Sciences
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.